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"Lifeguard training was instrumental in getting me a summer job. I love working for the Y!"


-Y Lifeguard


Sign up for Lifeguard Training at Lake Highlands Family YMCA

  • Register at the Front Desk and receive the LG Candidate Welcome Letter.
  • Complete the first page of the letter and hand it to the Membership staff.
  • Complete page 5 and bring to the training.  If you're a minor, you must also bring page 6 with your parent's signature.
  • Read the welcome letter thoroughly and understand the pre-reqs, expectations, and requirements to successfully pass the class.
  • You may start on the LG online training immediately.  Make sure to print out all 9 certifications of completion as instructed in the welcome letter.
  • The link for the CPR online training will be sent a week prior to the first training day.  Print out the certificate of completion as instructed in the letter.

Become a certified lifeguard


$150 – members 

$200 – nonmembers 

Course Includes:

  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • First Aid
  • Oxygen Administration
  • YMCA Lifeguarding


  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Able to swim 100 yd in 2 min
  • Tread water for 2 min using legs only
  • Surface dive to depth of 10 feet and swim 15 ft underwater
  • Complete a 200 yd swim consisting of Front Crawl, Breaststroke, sidestroke and Elementary Backstroke w/ hands on chest
  • Sprint 60 ft, perform head first surface dive to retrieve object 10 ft deep, tread water for 1 min w/o hands, return object to depth of 10 ft, swim remainder of pool length, exit pool and perform 100 chest compressions on a mannequin.

Additional Assignments:

ASHI e-learning:

  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • First Aid
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Y lifeguarding

All ASHI e-learning must be complete by the first day of class. Y Lifeguard e-learning must be completed by assigned dates.

Participants must attend classes in the registered session – no make up times are available.


*Classes will be offered seasonally based on hiring needs


We offer Basic Life Support (BLS), First Aid (FA), and Emergency 02 as a seperate certification from the lifeguard certification, for Aquatics: contact aquatics director, Skye Shepherd for details

Price: $25 per person


Upcoming Course:  


  • Thursday 7th - Friday 8th  3:00-9:00 pm
    Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th 8:00-5:00 pm

    Need to register by November 30th:  ONLY $50.00 when placing an application with Lake Highlands YMCA prior to registration

Location: Lake Highlands Family YMCA 


$150 – members 

$200 – nonmembers 


Skye Shepherd 

Aquatics Director

(P) 214 221 9622